Sotheby's International Realty®

Artfully Uniting Extraordinary Homes with Extraordinary Lives

1744 - Today

In the heart of London on New Bond Street in 1744, an exceptional auction house was born with a revered tradition of marketing the world’s most cherished possessions. A tradition, more than two centuries old, that provides authentic knowledge comparable to none.

In 1976, an exceptional real estate company was launched and created from the same passion that guides the Sotheby’s Auction House. With the vision of becoming a commanding presence in the representation of the world’s most unique properties, it is the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand that strives to represent all those who consider themselves the “Connoisseurs of Life,” and to represent the distinctive properties they so desire.

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Global Real Estate Network

The Brand wins Franchise Business Review's Best in Category for Real Estate Franchisee Satisfaction award for the 7th year in a row. Today, the Sotheby's International Realty network totals 828 offices and more than 18,693 sales professionals. The network encompasses 61 countries and territories worldwide.



Sotheby's Auction House

Auctioneers since 1744, today Sotheby’s is so much more, The auction house has now expanded to 90 locations in 40 countries conducting 250 auctions each year and are deemed specialists in the best of over 70 categories, including Fine and Decorative Arts, Jewelry and Wine. Auctions are presented in 8 different salesrooms including New York, London, Hong Kong and Paris.

Sotheby’s Auction House Clients Include

  • 71 of Forbes 100 World’s Richest People
  • 253 of Forbes 400 Richest Americans
  • 78 of Forbes 100 Richest Americans
  • 86 of Forbes Top 500 CEOs
  • 12 of Forbes 40 under 40 list
  • 60 of Worth magazine Benefactor 100 list

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Most Trusted Reputation

In a global marketplace, a recognized name is a powerful advantage. Sotheby’s 270 year trusted reputation has earned worldwide renown not only for its keen eye in the valuation of fine possessions, but also its unwavering commitment to expertise and service. Founded on these same principles, Sotheby’s International Realty today is celebrated and respected by qualified buyers and sellers all over the world who know and appreciate our name when they see it.